Introducing... The NEW Item Transport System!

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by ThePinda2, Mar 23, 2013.

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Is this a good idea, and if it is, should I start a business, making hopper transporters for people?

No, it is not a good idea. 5 vote(s) 33.3%
Yes, it is a good idea, but you shouldn't start a business. 4 vote(s) 26.7%
Yes, it is a good idea, and you should start a business. 6 vote(s) 40.0%
  1. So, I was developing a new way to transport my items from one place on my res to another, with minimum work, and here's what I came up with:
    1. First, you place items in the "TO" chest:
    Screen Shot 2013-03-23 at 11.27.33 AM.png
    Screen Shot 2013-03-23 at 11.42.23 AM.png
    2. Second, you wander off, doing your daily duties, and you eventually walk to the post office:
    Screen Shot 2013-03-23 at 11.29.39 AM.png
    3. So, you open your "FROM" chest, and find that your "shipped" items have arrived, without you doing anything, and you can now use them!
    Screen Shot 2013-03-23 at 11.29.57 AM.png
    Here are some statistics of the design:
    Transporting 64 items:
    25.6 seconds.
    Transporting 32 items:
    12.8 seconds.
    Transporting 16 items:
    6.4 seconds.
    Transporting 8 items:
    3.2 seconds
    [Note: All statistics are based on a standard 42 block transport.]
    Click Here To Download A Proof Of Concept World And Try Out The Design For Yourself!
    If you use this in any kind of usage except private, please do give me credit.
    Do tell me if you like the idea/design!
  2. It's useful, but without any proof that it works, I wouldn't trust it. You seem to be avoiding an in-depth look.
    _Stads_, jkjkjk182, mba2012 and 2 others like this.
  3. I don't have a YouTube account, and I can't post a video, so how would you recommend I give you a more inside look?
  4. Perhaps you could demonstrate it? We need to know what's inside the chest before an after. Even showing the redstone work is enough.
    adsingh likes this.
  5. There's no redstone, only hoppers, but I'll add the picture with the stuff in the starting chest.
  6. You could post a world download to a mediafire.com That way you could let people see how it works, and get feedback on how to improve it.
  7. Okay, but do you need to pay to upload folders on MediaFire? I can't do that. :(
  8. I don't think you have to pay. I think MediaFire is free. There are other free file uploading sites, too. Just watch out for viruses.
  9. Thanks, expect a proof-of-concept world to come out tomorrow.
  10. That looks really cool :eek:
    adsingh likes this.
  11. The time needed is per hopper, so it would last quite long to transport few stacks or a chest over greater distance.
    What you can do is use minecarts with chests and/or hoppers.
    You can also create sorting machines, where you just drop your inv on a hopper (or into water conveyor) and it gets automatically sorted into chests.
    adsingh likes this.
  12. I used hoppers mainly because they are protected by flags on ones res-unlike minecart hoppers, which can be glitchy and are unprotected. In my case, I don't see the need for a sorting system, however one could easily implement one. Also, hoppers transport items at 2.5 items per second, which is reasonably fast.
  13. looks really cool , maby you should make a hopper/minecart system?
  14. It already uses hoppers, but, for the reason I stated in post #12, I would like to refrain from using MinecartHoppers.
  15. Does anyone have any ideas for how to improve it? I am open to suggestions :)
  16. What if you use chestminecarts?
  17. I would, but Chest-Minecarts are unprotected, so someone could easily steal my stuff :(
  18. adsingh its a very simple system. Its just a chain of hoppers, you shouldnt ask to be credited. Its like the person who invented the wheel to be credited on every wheel. Unreasonable.
  19. I wanted to be credited for making the world, not the design. I'm not the first in Minecraft to make it, but most likely the first on EMC.